Bayern president rules out Lewandowski exit amid interest from Chelsea

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer rules out Robert Lewandowski exit amid interest from Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid.

Robert Lewandowski-Bayern Munich

The Polish striker has been subject to exit speculations, with Chelsea said to be interested.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is currently in the form of his lifetime, concluding the 20/21 Bundesliga season with 41 goals – a new record for most goals scored in a single season in the German top-flight.

While he has been receiving laurels on one end – German footballer of the year, European Golden boot, rumours about his exit from Bayern have been circulating lately.

Chelsea are said to have registered an interest in the Polish international, whose current deal with Bayern runs out in the summer of 2023.

Thomas Tuchel is said to be keen on getting the services of the 32-year-old as an alternative option for their top target, Erling Haaland.

Manchester City have also allegedly joined the race for Lewandowski as they cite him as a great option if their pursuit of Harry Kane fails.

However, Bayern president Herbert Hainer has played down the speculations, insisting that Lewandowski will remain at Allianz Arena for at least two years.

Hainer said: “Firstly, in my opinion, Lewandowski is the best striker in the world. We are so happy that we have him in our team.

“He still has two more years on his contract. He will definitely play those with Bayern Munich. I said it already a few weeks ago – I could imagine him staying with us for even longer. He will honour his contract.

“He will definitely play the next two seasons here in Bayern Munich.”

Bayern will enter into the next season under new manager Julian Nagelsmann, who would be excited with the prospect of working with Lewandowski.